Mental Health Foundation Annual Breakfast

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Mental Health Foundation Annual Breakfast

Join us as we connect our community to the importance of mental health while raising awareness and funds for urgent mental health issues.

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Edmonton Convention Centre 9797 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 1N9 Canada

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About this event

1 in 5 Albertans suffer from issues related to mental health & addictions


Join us in-person, or virtually, on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, for our Annual Fundraising Breakfast as we raise awareness, understanding and support for urgent mental health issues that affect many of us personally, and all of us collectively.


To ensure every Albertan has access to the Mental Health & Addictions support they need, when they need it.

Today, someone in our community is desperate for support. Close to relapse, alone, afraid, or having thoughts of harming themselves. Together we can provide better access to the care they need to thrive.

From cutting edge brain stimulation equipment for the treatment of depression to the creation of Kickstand Connect- a new integrated service for young people - your support has transformed mental health care across the province. With your contribution, the Foundation can move quickly to respond to urgent needs across the addiction and mental health care system. Your donation ensures no one ever has to face their mental health concerns alone.

Every age, every step of the way, your generosity ensures no one is left behind.



Join us in-person, from 7:00-9:00am, at the beautiful Edmonton Convention Centre (Hall D). Enjoy a plated chef-inspired breakfast, networking with your colleagues, and all the energy an in-person experience can offer. To learn more about joining us in-person please visit our website.

In-Person Program

  • 6:30 am Doors Open
  • 7:00 am Breakfast Service Starts
  • 7:30 am Formal program begins with your host, Simone Saunders


We are thrilled to offer a fun and unique virtual experience for guests joining us from throughout the province. You can take part in the event, virtually, in two ways:

1. Breakfast Experience Package (limited quantity available)

Your event experience will begin with a locally curated event box being delivered to your door containing everything you need for the perfect breakfast and to set you up for a mindful day! Your virtual host will welcome you, get you all set up and ready for the event before tuning into the live program to hear the wisdom of our keynote speaker, Johann Hari!

2. Virtual Access Ticket

Join us from the comfort of your home or office to learn more about the Mental Health Foundation and be inspired by our keynote speaker, Johann Hari.

Virtual Program

  • 7:00 am Virtual Doors Open
  • 7:10 am Welcome and greetings from your virtual emcee, Lourdes Juan
  • 7:30 am Formal Program Begins


Johann Hari has spent his life writing about society’s biggest issues. His New York Times bestseller ‘Chasing the Scream’ tackled our assumptions about addiction and discovered that so many of them were wrong. He realized that the cure for addiction is in solving issues like isolation and poverty—because making people feel like they belong is key. His book ‘Lost Connections’ was a powerful reevaluation of depression, which Sir Elton John called an “amazing book that will change your life.” Johann has also written for the New York Times, Le Monde, The Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, and Slate. He was twice named ‘National Newspaper Journalist of the Year’ by Amnesty International. He was Gay Journalist of the Year at the Stonewall Awards, and was awarded the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Political Writing.

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